COLORADO SPRINGS - City crews are officially starting work to repair stormwater drainage after Colorado Springs voters passed Ballot Issue 2 back in April.
It comes with a price tag of $12 million dollars in excess revenue.
"This multi phase project will address flooding in the hardest hit area in the Little Shooks Run neighborhood by making several improvements to the drainage system through the end of 2017," Mayor John Suthers, with the city of Colorado Springs explained.
The project will use $6 million this year and another $6 next year.
"It's just an example of how we can take needed dollars and fix issues that have been around for a long time." said Water Resources Engineering Division Manager Rich Mulledy.
The projects directly impact other parts of Southern Colorado. Pueblo county and city leaders have dealt with their share of storm water issues also, stemming from Fountain Creek.
"A lot of erosion and occasionally a sewer spill," said Steve Nawrocki, Pueblo City Council President has said.
However, leaders are hoping that this mess can be remedied, project by project.
"We must remain laser focused on addressing those issues," Suthers added.